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ukraine recognizes russia's humanitarian convoy carrying aid as more than two hundred trucks with help for struggling civilians are being stalled at the border. russia ridicules online reports that one of its armored units has been destroyed in ukraine with no evidence or wreckage to back up the allegations from. the governor of missouri announces a state of emergency and curfew as rioters demanded justice for a teenager shot and killed by police in the us town of ferguson. approves aid to kurdish fighters in iraq pouring of more weapons into the war
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brydon country as terrorists from the islamic state group will reportedly massacre an entire village of kurds. broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our team. have you with us. now ukrainian authorities have officially record. nies do that russia's humanitarian convoy is in fact carrying aid moscow has been trying to send help to east ukraine where locals are suffering from shortages of food water and electricity but the convoy is stuck at the border as the sides try to agree on how to get it through to civilians or if an ocean is there for. a few almost six hours of negotiations with russian border control the international red cross spokesperson said both russian and ukrainian governments have agreed on the
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humanitarian aid from russia will be delivered to war torn eastern ukraine adding though that they still remain two major challengers one is of course security concerns to trucks carrying humanitarian cargo or he's expected to travel through red cross will be waiting for your insides to give them guarantees that the kind of one will be safe with another challenge and this is maybe even more important is that the convoy cannot start moving until it's checked by the red cross and the red cross is frankly way to ukraine to give them green light to start inspections the aid convoy from russia has been stuck with the russian ukrainian border for almost three days already one of the major reasons behind that has that here too many questions to moscow regarding the congo itself and its root accusing more but it is trying to use the humanitarian corn boy as a pretext to send troops and weapons to support n.t.
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here farces in eastern ukraine we have to say though that for all of these time the location where two hundred eighty trucks are currently parked was open to media and many journalists including our channel have visited the location this is my reports from there. food water medicine as well as warm blankets and sleeping bags welcome relief at a time of despair. this russian convoy has hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid destined for eastern ukraine and its help that sorely needed four months of and to tear up the ration has their towns and rooms more than two thousand people dead and many without clean water to drink. but a whole ritual which are more. which. will require a very. we're going to wonder at what i was here to ask you don't usually get when i go on the job and you know i. don't have to go. on warming up or
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shut. up your mate or a handful of western governments say russia could be using it as a cover for military support to and to kill fighters it's not just the exactly where the convoluted headed but it will certainly be travelling through crane's war torn regions and the drivers say they're worried about the safety of gravity when you're first but you're subject to thriller it's probably literally sped up on the news but i really cannot afford. to back or charge people up if you. actually. are going to put your what your work with china critical person show your field news when you broaden your group's new usually a move for the trip was a ship that would mushroom and you bring your own move towards butchers around the neck over the relief convoys ready to go but the red cross officials say it could take another week for international and ukrainian monitors to verify the cargo and
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decide on the route it will take place a cease fire could be on the cards these two hundred eighty trucks have already covered one thousand kilometer distance to reach the borders but this is not their final destination now they are waiting to cross into ukraine to bring humanitarian aid they're carrying to those wind. meat for weeks locals have been sheltering in basements surviving on doing clean supplies for tim and these are some of the people who know within the two a. disorderly conduct and it would seem to be deleted. me functionality russian ukrainian who did. meanwhile russia has dismissed the as nonsense reports that a military convoy has crossed from its you territory into ukraine the rebuttal was in response to the ukrainian president who boasted that many of the vehicles had been destroyed now the un u.s. and european allies see who have their experts in the area say that they cannot
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confirm the allegations russia has said quite clearly that no military vehicle november military vehicles rather excuse me have gone across the border there exists no russian military convoy that crossed the russian ukrainian border either at night or during the day let's hope the ukrainian army only destroyed a phantom and not refugees or their own soldiers the story was broken by a pair of british journalists working at the u.k.'s guardian ad telegraph newspapers they posted on twitter that they had witnessed the incursion which happened at night as proof they posted pictures showing armored personnel carriers on the road at an undisclosed location during the day now despite the severity of the claims and a lack of evidence the allegations were taken at face value by a number of western politicians we spoke to some political analysts and investigative journalists on their take. but this invasion happened the
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ukrainians the nato would have been desperate to get video of this of photographs out on the internet on the t.v. saying here is proof of a russian putin led invasion of ukraine and they also authorized this if the russians were going to invade ukraine would they just send in some armored personnel carriers lightly armored vehicles this is the twenty first century in modern times you don't wage a war by rolling in twenty three tanks warfare in modern times as waged with drones and fighter helicopters there were an actual russian military invasion of ukraine we would know about it and there would be no debate about it would be absolutely insane to russia to that would be absolutely insane szell for a russian armored vehicles to go in they advertised what they were noting that everybody's got cameras everybody can take photographs and knowing the political situation regarding this conflict it would be absolutely suicidal brush it to do that and the army says it is in the last stages of its operation in the east of the
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country it claims street fights are underway and on yet scandal ganske as it pushes out anti-government forces now check this out this is what the constant shelling of these has been doing to these cities at least four civilians were killed in the latest attacks and locals say that they don't know why they are being targeted. do you think you have just told what you know what. you want you. to listen to the next guy so you say you work for the city. but we're pushing we're. here for you to go. meanwhile seventeen more ukrainian troops have crossed the border into russia fleeing the fighting in the east it is the latest incident but far from the biggest
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two weeks ago more than four hundred ukrainian soldiers illegally crossing the border into russia seeking sanctuary here's how two of those who just made it out of ukraine explained very decision. my unit was surrounded and the only way to save ourselves was to go into russia. and we didn't. want to go home and just stay there i have a family i'm still young i don't want to die we will mobilize and they just sent us of course i'm grateful i'm glad that i'm still alive if not i wouldn't be standing here in front of you. i mean he was threatening more potential sanctions against russia blaming it for the violence in eastern ukraine however the unanimous support required is falling away let's take a look slovakia's prime minister criticized them as a meaningless gesture that would threaten economic growth in the e.u. member states now while the czech president claims that the restrictions themselves are ineffective and could lead to a spiral of worsening relations that actually achieve nothing that divide has
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deepened even further after russia's retaliatory ban on western produced food leaving exploiters facing a billions in losses earlier we spoke to the european union's ambassador to russia he hopes for a quick return to business as usual. of course some companies may or may may face some losses. we'll be looking for as open as it was as i said specially those countries and those exporters of market who have been under scrutiny of appropriate russian situations have faced certain sanctions and barriers. funny new. however of course we came to maintain that trade value russian customer and i am sure the russian customer values would be important and i hope we'll come back to business as usual soon and
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kiev has reiterated it doesn't know where missing russian photographer under a stand in is the interior ministry suggested anti-government forces that could be holding him he disappeared in eastern ukraine twelve days ago and the ukrainian military has appeared conflicted on whether they have him or not at first they denied it then an interior ministry spokesperson confirmed in an interview to a lad via radio station that they indeed held a standing captive on accusations of assisting terrorists but then backtracked blaming a bad translation russia the u.n. and international human rights groups are demanding the correspondent is immediately released and social media campaign called free andrew is now under way and there have been several flash mobs around the world in support. to the us now where a state of emergency and a curfew have been declared for the town of ferguson has been rocked by on the
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arrest the death of an unarmed teenager caused public outrage and subsequent rallies met a strong response from the authorities now the controversial incident has reached the residence of the president of the united states dozens of people gathered in front of the white house to hold a silent protest against a recent wave of police brutality in the united states protesters also demanded the demilitarization of the police force as well as justice for the teen who was killed . reports now from. the suburbs of st louis missouri. on to the streets calling for justice in the case killing eighteen year old michael brown. the name of the police officer be fined the killing has been released dan wilson is twenty eight
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years old he is white and we do know that he has been kept in the police might be ever going to be until police earlier we spoke with one of the attorneys michael brown's family and this is what he told about the information that's been released by the police. is a lot more we need to learn about him especially. you know his actions after. those things are crucial to determining. what we spoke to some people about this latest information. information being released today you know with the name we kind of wanted information. you know we. got to this level initially i was afraid to come out here. because when i saw our the militia you know the police out here showing brzezinski threatening our weapons in presenting themselves in
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a threatening manner i was afraid to come out here because when i sowed tear gas in any manner that they were approaching and read arresting people the atmosphere here is certainly shifted somewhat because for the first four nights what we saw were pretty violent clashes between mostly of very heavily militarized police who were using tear gas and rubber bullets people still don't understand why this young man killed by multiple gunshots by i. think we are not on the dam. or the protests in ferguson have led to some criminal activity with people taking the opportunity to loot local shops. have formed lines to protect these businesses from that looting protesters claim that the police aggression against the rallies is out of proportion the use of tear gas and sparked a somewhat unexpected online response from across the atlantic with palestinians taking to twitter advising protesters not to wash their eyes if they are hit with tear gas and also urging them to try to keep calm and to avoid running into the
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wind. tear gas can have severe health effects they include temporary blindness breathing problems miss carriages as well as heart and liver damage but tear gas is not the only tool used by police to counter the most mostly peaceful rallies in ferguson let's take a look at what is being used in m. four rifle is also in the security forces arsenal a weapon used in various military conflicts place have also been reinforced by light armored vehicles which were in service in afghanistan and in iraq check this out also to m.k. eleven sniper rifle full is also used in combat but was seen as necessary to tackle these peaceful rallies law enforcement expert john whitehead believes that police while they're over reacting. a number of studies show that once you put on the gear
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as a policeman in your training you start acting like a military unit like you're in a patrol and unfortunately what happens is the psychology changes in a lot of these local policemen when they're approaching a house for a swat team or a it's like they're moving in allow supposedly where the master's and they're the servants but you know at first when they're telling people to back off twenty five feet get in a zone they're violating their free speech rights you have a right to walk up to a civil servant and say sir why are you doing this why you're here there pointing guns at people and chasing them away that's not a policeman anymore again that's the military and that's what we're dealing with most police agencies operate basically any way the lot of the local law city councils and politicians just let them go. but i've written in a number of instances i've seen. local citizens get they get down to it local city council meeting they get their signs and they say we're not moving into the changes thing if not you're going to see terry in this country this is this is the face of the government today what you're seeing in ferguson and it's only going to get
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worse if we don't back you know. a dutchman honored by israel for saving a jewish child during the second world war has returned his battle after six of his relatives were killed and gaza and ninety one year old man hank wrote a moving letter to the israeli ambassador he said keeping the honor in israel granted to him would be an insult to his mother as well as to other family members who are affected by the attack in gaza now those who survived the strike are dealing with the shock of what happened. half an hour before our house was shelled two cars from gaza came to take us away coming to a new place i went to buy some food and when i came back my uncle told me my father was dead my younger brothers think our father went to heaven and my sisters were told he went to egypt for presents an article in this house was shelled on july twentieth by israeli air forces without any warning my six family members were
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killed as a result my mother three brothers my brother's wife and a nephew in a four story house was completely destroyed what's going on in gaza at the moment is an aggression of occupation forces against the people who live under occupation is seek justice and stand for their independence eighty percent of the victims is civilians with children and women among them no doubt what's going on is an aggression strikes on houses and schools without a warning the shelling of playgrounds bombardments on the first day of festivities what other thing can you call it the shelling of hospitals and emergency vehicles what can you call it. of course we've got more stories for you on our website including when absolute power corrupts absolutely texas governor and former presidential candidate rick perry is to be charged with illegally taking advantage of his position find out what got him in hot water r t dot com. and
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a british schools unveiled islamic he jobs are soon to be found on the shelves of a top u.k. retailer and sold as part of a school uniform you can find out more about that at our two dot com as well. in iraq militants from the terror group known as the islamic state have reportedly slaughtered an entire kurdish village around eighty people the jihadists are expanding the borders of their domain which already is made up of vast swathes of land on which they have proclaimed their own caliphate villages was inhabited by people in religious minority considered by the extremists to be devil worshipers thousands of them have already fled fearing the sweeping advance obviously a mixtape would reach their homes e.u. foreign ministers have agreed to supply arms to the kurdish forces to help them
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fight the militants or to go assesses what it could lead to hot on the heels of the u.s. and france the u.k. has announced its readiness to supply arms directly to cut its forces which are trying to fight off for you told you how to us in northern iraq the u.k. has said we will also consider favorably any requests for supplies of we already shipping ammunition and supplies mother eastern european countries into a bill but there if it is the lessons of the past haven't been learned it's a quick fix to to think that you can on the group send crofting boehm and so on that doesn't deal with the problem the main problem is that the politicians didn't plan ahead to. was reacting to crises in syria the west backed the rebels who then warped into the mix state the very problem now being faced across the border in iraq and the two thousand and eleven western backed overthrow of colonel gadhafi led to three years of political chaos in libya with weapons again falling into the
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wrong hands and according to the un flooding west africa now the kurds need help fighting jihadists but what happens if they win with western weapons in hand to know on the kurdish point is testifies to a two can stick and indeed a short term solution to a very real problem which is to fight back. let's not forget that by arming the kurdish point is what is actually being encouraged is to break up of iraq as a sovereign entity the kurds are desperate for independence from iraq and when they make state was a problem only in the south of the country the prospect of an autonomous north began to look at spain a bowl last month one iraqi kurdish leader told local lawmakers to plan for an independence referendum gardening we should be encouraging secession in the middle east that's if you sort of mean sort of having everything and it's quite risky
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independence would be complicated because you would create problems in iran and turkey and syria under caution iraq itself but to encourage them in this way is. potentially broken iraq government sources in the british media are reportedly came to stress that the u.k. is not moving towards direct military intervention in iraq and that sending arms is consistent with the government's response to a humanitarian crisis critics fear arming because kurd facilitate the breakup of iraq but for those in favor the need to stop the islamic states murderous campaign is so press. saying that leaders may have resigned themselves to achieving their short term goal of driving terrorists out of northern iraq first and worrying about the long term consequences later boyko artsy london car in
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the middle east a journalist who has been covering the region extensively believes that the e.u. and us are not interested in totally questioning the islamic state they are reacting they are not pretty active in preventing actually the civilians of being attacked by isis groups and these isis troops they are well known where they are where they move they could be attacked beforehand so that they are not doing this. leads to the conclusion from my side that these isis groups working in some way in coordination with western interests as far as syria is concerned that's where isis has grown over the last year or so and they did not do anything to stop isis in syria. those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria
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but we still should be doing everything we can to support the free syrian opposition we will continue to provide military assistance and advice to the iraqi government and kurdish forces as they battle these terrorists. now take a look at some of stories making headlines around the world for you this hour start in africa where two u.n. peacekeepers have been killed and at least nine injured in a car bomb suicide attack in the north african country of mali the vehicle exploded in near a united nations patrol base about sixty kilometers east of the northern city of the two but two it's the third attack on that u.n. staff in the last week no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. fierce fighting has again erupted between two rival militias in the libyan capital
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tripoli the two brigades met made up of x. rebels who ousted former leader moammar gadhafi are now battling for control of parts of the city the country's newly elected parliament has voted to dismantle the militias the u.n. special envoy to libya is expected in tripoli next week to help us stablish a ceasefire between the two armed factions. a new wave of violence in egypt as a left seven people dead as supporters of the muslim brotherhood protested against the current government headed by president el-sisi the protests took place in cairo and in the nearby city of giza where police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds demonstrators in the capital set fire to a public bus causing damage to neighboring shops clashes have become commonplace in egypt since former president morsi was ousted last july.
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it is lama bogard tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in support of opposition leaders prominent opposition figure in amman hahn led the crowd vowing to stay in the streets until the current prime minister nawaz sharif resigns a separate convoy was headed by a leading anti-government cleric who is calling for a so-called green revolution the protesters accuse the government of corruption as well as failing to combat a growing militancy and to deliver basic services. next on our to international we meet people living with a rare genetic condition making them look decades older than they actually are stay with us. it's. the old. science technology innovation called the list of melamine spun
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